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Valle Torres: Revisiting Key Principles for Calculating Damages

By Erin Brandt. We have written previously about how severance pay will generally be calculated if an employee is dismissed from work, and the need to treat an employee fairly in the manner of dismissal. (In case you missed them, we’ve included links to these articles at the end of this post.) Another recent BC […]

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TeBaerts v. Penta Builders Group Inc., 2015 BCSC 2449

Following our client’s success in her wrongful dismissal trial, we brought a successful court application on her behalf for additional legal costs against her ex-employer. Since our client had made the employer a formal offer to settle early in the proceedings and the court awarded her more at trial than the amount she had previously […]

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Was it Worth It? Jan Wong’s Costly Breach of Confidentiality

When settling a wrongful dismissal claim out of court, employees are typically asked by their employer to sign a release or agreement that outlines the settlement terms. Such documents often impose an obligation of confidentiality on the employee, whereby she agrees not to disclose to anyone the details of the parties’ settlement. The incentive for […]

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